S03 E42 – Jali Screen, 1725-1775, India, Mughal Dynasty
Jalis were originally made of wood, but the emperors of the Mughal dynasty who ruled India from the 16th to the 19th centuries paired the jali technology with the beautiful geometric designs typical of Islamic sandstone carvings to create a new, signature architectural element.
Research by Stacia Schmidt
Voiced by Matthew Schulte
Produced by Gabriel Hua in cooperation with the David Owsley Museum of Art and the Ball State School of Art.
Music used in this episode:
Maadu Meikum Kann
Composed by Oothukkadu Venkata Kavi
Performed by Aruna Sairam